Dewprism II: Baby of Mine - Chapter II, Part 1"It takes many nails to build crib, but one screw to fill it." - ConfuciusChapter II: Irreversible Changes________________________________________Friday, 16 June 2017.It was 9:15 in the morning. The sky overhead was clear, the sun was shining, the birds were singing sweetly... In all it was a very relaxing day, only slightly hampered by the darkening clouds several miles away from the town of Carona. People walked up and down the street, minding their own business, quietly going in and out of the buildings.Well, almost everybody, at least.Inside of the town square, a scene like most hadn't seen before was occurring. A man with white hair -wearing a suit composed of earth tones mostly green, brown and gold- was running through the old cobblestone and stainless concrete streets so fast that he practically flew. Shoppers and people passing by watched in amazement as the man darted, slid, and vaulted his way down the road, apologizing to pedestrians as he passed... until he arrived h
Time to RegretShe walked down the staircase, gazing steadily ahead at the towering double doors set in a wall covered by blood-red banners with gold symbols. A second later she would be passing through those doors... free. Dusk was falling and the stars were hanging like twinkling lights against the darkening sky."Rumi, what do you think you're doing?" a voice asked softly in her ear. "You know you shouldn't be down here."Rumi swore under her breath, then stopped in her tracks. "Not him again..." she thought. "Why can't he leave me alone?""Now that's not very nice." The voice scolded gently. "Where were you planning to go?""You know very well where I'm going." she replied. "I'm going to get out of here, and you can't stop me!" she added hotly."I'm afraid I can... you know no-one is allowed to go outside without an aide with them. I think you should turn around, go back to the maid and ask her to take you for an hour of meditation.""But I don't wanna meditate," she lamented. "I want to leave NO
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